Welcome to my favourite time of year (when it’s not Autumn, Winter or Spring). I’ve decided to repost something I wrote earlier about the fun of packing a BBQ dinner and going to a local park or beachside to watch the sunset or just hang out.
As you can see from the photos above and below we have been having picnics for years.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be over the busy holiday season when most dads are on holidays, we have often gone when Geoff arrives home from work. Nice way for a dad to relax after a busy day. Our favourite spot is the Pittwater side of Palm Beach. There are gas BBQ’s ready to go. Another great place on the Northern Beaches is Narrabeen Lake, we’ve seen some beautiful sunsets there, or at Bayview near the tennis courts, no sunsets but great place for kids to run around. In fact wherever there is a gas BBQ.
Here is all you need to take to make it easy (OK, the list looks pretty long but it’s worth it, I promise):
- Bread rolls
- Pre-made hamburger meat patties from supermarket (or you can make your own)
- Tomato/BBQ sauce
- Tomatoes (already sliced)
- Cheese slices (pop them on the cooked side of the pattie and they just melt)
- Plastic plates
- Paper towels
- Oil to wipe down BBQ
- Drinks – nice bottle of wine for us and I even take wine glasses wrapped in a tea towel (no plastic glasses here thank you)
- Picnic rug – just in case the seats are taken
We will definitely be having picnics again this summer. I’m always writing about the family and this is a great way to spend quality time together and also with family friends. There is something special about cooking outdoors in the early evening, getting out of the house and away from the television.
Let me know your favourite place to have a picnic.
Enjoy summer – I’m already loving it.
Love Chris ♥